United Airlines will suspend its remaining flights to Hong Kong on 8 February in response to declining traffic, with the expectation of resuming service to the city on 20 February.
The move comes amid ongoing concern about the coronavirus outbreak, which experts believe originated in Wuhan, China and already led airlines to halt China flights.
“In response to the continued drop in demand, we are suspending operations to Hong Kong beginning 8 February until 20 February,” United says in a statement. “We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops and make any necessary changes to our schedule.”
“These dates are fluid as the situation continues to evolve,” United says.
In late January, Chicago-based United said it was cutting some but not all its flights to China, including Hong Kong.